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Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 16:37

Better get a couple of ultras in before October, Chimney.  Suggest about 40-milers.  High Peak 40 would be an excellent choice because it has 15 miles of road.

Any treble would need a willing volunteer to take a photo or otherwise verify the first lap and provide brief aid station duties - at 0300.  Anyone up for that??

I think I'm talking myself into this idea ...


When I'm hatching plans you know I'm not running much, panad!


Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 20:15

I make that 2030 start Friday evening, with 2 x 30 min recoveries.

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 20:12

Started my packing list for SNOD house already:

  • two car keys
  • much more red wine
  • alarm clock (for 0400 waking time Sat a.m.)
  • one or two spare phone chargers

I'm still wondering if 2 x 5 hrs is doable.  I know there will be 30 minutes recovery time in between the marathons but that isn't long really.  I would usually count on having a few days recovery. My two best 50-mile times are 8:56 and 9:22 so I think 10 hours is going to be pushing it.  Might plump for 2 x 5h15.

What are other folks' plans?

By the way if you post on here you don't have to sign up for the double!!

Anyone considering the treble in 2017?  I'm toying with idea.  It would have to be about 3 x 6h30 at least.

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 01:13

Full-time marathon runner?

Shoe tester?

Weather fine but stuff getting in the way of running at the moment.  Just restarted Pilates after a break of about 3 years because of my shoulder injury.  Can't recommend that highly enough for strengthening the core and other muscles running doesn't reach.

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 23:01

Count Mrs TR and me in, Stu.  And Archie. Not Jnr though.  I shall make sure I bring both (new) car keys as well ...  And much more red wine to save all those journeys to Spar.

I'll try not to be too noisy getting my breakfast about 0400 on the Saturday.

Getting my 2016 race diary sorted out but won't inform until I have actually entered and paid for them.  Includes one very interesting offroad race in July that I haven't done before.

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 00:26

Yes, we could either all go round in a group - suggest at 5hr pace - or go at our own target pace but with a staggered start so we all still finish at 1000.

Only joking about the triple (perhaps the year after?)

John B - hope it all worked out for you.  I can't believe how the scrape you got into was so similar to the sort of things that happen to me!

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 23:39

An Other Half - hold on to your hat if you're going out running tomorrow.

The LG - 'probably'?  How about another one on 29 October next year?

John B - just when I thought you were the steadiest one on here a bit of chaos enters your pre-race arrangements!


Busy thinking about next year's race plans - always one of the year's greatest pleasures. Six ultras so far (five of them new to me) and two marathons.  Feeble fare compared to some of you ...

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 17:00

No - you should expect to do some walking! Only the very sharp end run even paced the whole way in long off-road ultras.

Long training runs back to back are the way ahead to prepare for that event.

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 16:55

Training?  What's that?

I think it's a case of post-SNOD blues.

I'm definitely considering the double in 2016.

Mrs T Rex and I will be at the SNOD house again, along with two sets of car keys. Hopefully.  Car will not be back for at least another two weeks yet.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 17:22

Two great new events in Wales by RunWalkCrawl - the South Wales 50 and 100, beginning of Jun 2016.  Just found business travel is going to clash with them .  I suppose I need to work more than run .

The only event I've paid for so far in 2016 is Chilterns Wonderland 50, but there will be a few more when I get the ££.

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